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Matt Duffy <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Skiing Discussion and Snow Reports <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 6 Dec 2004 09:12:06 -0700
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uh... it ain't fun and I don't recommend it.Put it this way: The odds
are probably better in russian roullette.


On Mon, 6 Dec 2004 06:52:03 -0800, steve kijak <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Is it possible to ski in an avalanche?
>
> Assuming you: don't panic, keep your balance, keep
> your orientation in whiteout conditions etc.
>
> Matt skied off the slab he released the other day. I
> skied off or skied with a bunch of small, slow moving
> slab/slides I set off last season.
>
> So I guess the question is. Does the roiling, boiling
> snow in an avalanche have the consistency or float to
> allow you to ski it. Or after the snow reaches a
> certain speed does it loose float. Or like in Jaws do
> you get pulled down.
>
> Steve
> I sometimes think about weird stuff on those 35 mile
> bicycle rides.
>
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